2013 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Date and Time:
7.30pm on Monday November 4th, 2013.
Burnham-On-Sea 2013 Carnival Route:
Tesco's Roundabout > Love Lane > Manor Road > Victoria
Street > High Street > Marine Drive > finishes opposite
Burnham Holiday Village in Marine Drive. See
the route map.
Get into Burnham early as many roads in the town close at
6.30pm. Best places for parking are the Oxford Street Car park
and the Somerfield's supermarket car park [map]
although many side streets also have spaces.
Driving to the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival:
You can reach the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival from junction 22 of
the M5 motorway. However, the B3140 from Edithmead to Burnham-On-Sea
is closed during the carnival weekend for the carts to assemble.
Traffic from the M5 travelling into Burnham will be diverted along
Edithmead Lane, Stodden's Lane and Love Lane instead. You can
then park at Oxford Street in Burnham-On-Sea or at the Somerfield's
Supermarket car park on the seafront.
The A38 will be shut from 7.30pm on carnival day, from the
Isleport roundabout in Highbridge to Moor Lane in Burnham. Roads
in Burnham close from 6.30pm. Queen's Drive and The Frank Foley
Parkway, between the two Ben Travers junctions, are closed throughout
Sunday and Monday. All roads will reopen at 1am Tuesday morning.
Staying in the Burnham-On-Sea area during the Carnival?
Read our guide to the area's best hotels
and B&Bs. There is also self
Other events at this year's 2013 carnival:
The carnival floats will first arrive in Burnham-On-Sea late on
the Saturday night after completing the North Petherton Carnival.
The floats will gather along the B3140, between Edithmead and
Love Lane, and will be on display to the public in the daytime
throughout Sunday and Monday (albeit without the dazzling lights,
dancers or music).
Disabled parking permit for the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival:
Facilities are available for disabled visitors
to view Burnham's carnival procession from the comfort of their
own car. For the sum of £10 you can enjoy the event from
the comfort of your own vehicle regardless of the weather conditions
at the time. Cheques for disabled parking must be payable to 'Highbridge
& Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Association' and sent to Phil
New, Carnival Event Co-Ordinator, 221 Burnham Road, Highbridge,
Somerset TA9 3EJ. Telephone (01278) 780219.